Frequently Asked Questions
Just a few of the questions we get on a daily basis. Have another question? Please reach out!
How do I know if my child needs ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) therapy?
A licensed medical professional can provide you with an assessment, diagnosis, and recommendation. If you need help finding a local medical professional, please call our office or email through the contact form, and we can provide you a recommendation who offers this service.
Is there an age limit on ABA therapy?
A great benefit of ABA therapy is this scientific method can help skills development for a wide range of ages. We provide ABA therapy for children starting at age 2 up to an adult. Please review our Services page to better understand what services are available for your child.
Do you provide services outside a FOCUS center?
Yes! The purpose of ABA therapy is to develop skills in the best setting possible for each client. In your child’s initial assessment, a customized treatment plan is created for your child. This customized treatment plan will include the skills and goals our clinician team will work on with your child, location and frequency of therapy, and expectation from parents/caregivers. Below are the 4 different setting available to our clients.
Provides direct ABA therapy in our FOCUS center. In this setting, each client has the benefit of intense direct therapy in social settings to help with the mastery of skills and continue the use of these skills into everyday life. Our services range from early life skills to classroom development and our caregiver support programs.
Provides direct ABA therapy in the client’s home, day care, or community setting. The same center-based specialized programs can be applied to your child’s therapy. With a targeted environment in the home, FOCUS can help your child develop skills by using items or circumstances that would occur on a regular basis.
FOCUS offers school districts staff training, consultation services, and immediate behavior support services through our Educational Support Service. Our BCBAs and RBTs collaborate with school staff to help students find success in the classroom. Utilizing ABA methods, FOCUS identifies the function(s) and the root cause(s) of the behavior(s) and develops group-wide and individual behavior support interventions.
FOCUS offers therapy in the community. Whether that be at a job site, community park, church, or social events, we tailor to the client’s needs in the naturalistic environments they are involved in his/her daily life. The overall goal is to build knowledge and independence of appropriate behaviors and skills to gain and maintain social interactions.
Who will be directly working with my child?
Your child’s support team will consist of a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst), RBT (Registered Behavior Technician), and a certified Special Education Curriculum Director. We believe this FOCUS Family Team approach provides the most supportive environment for your child’s greatest success.
What does my child’s program consist of?
FOCUS provides thorough insight into your child’s program. Not only do we provide direct therapy, your child’s FOCUS Family BCBA also supervises the RBT therapist on your child’s team to verify the treatment plan is current. Through data analysis of the treatment plan, we are able to identify trends to set appropriate goals for your child’s consistent progression to achieve growth and learning skills for more independent living.
We provide weekly parent training! We support and love our FOCUS families and what you to be part of your child’s therapy. This training will provide you with the tools you need in your toolbox to enrich your child’s life at home and in the environment. To validate the overall progression of your child’s development, we also conduct evaluation assessments every 6 months and share this information with the family.
How do I know if ABA therapy is helping my child?
We know feedback from you, the parent/caregiver, is important. Not only will you receive weekly parent training and updates on your child’s progress, but we commit to giving you written quarterly progress reports outlining the current status on each goal your child is working on. We believe our commitment to our client’s success is unparalleled.
How much will ABA therapy cost?
Rates vary depending on private pay, agency, school or insurance coverage.
What insurance providers do you accept?
Insurance coverage depends on your specific provider and plan. In the enrollment process and before services begin, your intake consultant will submit for pre-approval from your insurance company. Currently, Medicaid is in process of recognizing ABA therapy coverage, so we cannot bill for it in Texas.
Below are the insurance providers we accept:
What if I don’t have medical insurance?
Not a problem! We provide discounted rates for cash pay clients, as well as, information regarding grants and financial assistance.